Activist voices

Throughout the festival, activists share their stories in all candor. Visit our website and meet those who are bringing about change in the world, from Senegal to New Zealand via Afghanistan. Spoken directly, as close as possible to the struggles of a politically committed life.

  • Co-presented with the Délégation Genève Ville Solidaire (DGVS)


Introduction by Alfonso Gomez

Administrative Councillor, City of Geneva



10 activists to discover from the 5 March

Behrouz Boochani
Iranian journalist, writer and filmmaker

Dieynaba Sidibé, alias Zeinixx
Senegal’s first female graffiti artist

Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti
Environmental activist

Soltan Achilova
Turkmen photojournalist and reporter

Olga Kovalkova
Belarusian politician

Zarifa Ghafari
Mayor of Maidan Shar in Afghanistan

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye
Climate activist

Helena Maleno
Spanish journalist and activist

Stella Nyanzi
Ugandan activist

Ales Bialiatski
Belarusian writer and political activist